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“Great views food needs some work” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cast and Cage Restaurant

Cast and Cage Restaurant
200 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
(941) 779-2278
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Bradenton, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great views food needs some work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great view of water boats and even Sarasota indoor and out. Family fish place on pier. It is high priced for quality of food and little attention to details, empty salt pepper and napkins. Fish and chips far better at Au Shucks on Cortez. It does have potential they need to scrub it down, improve the food and offer coupons. They seem to care and asked for input so.....
I will give it another chance but not my first or second choice at this time.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were in the mood for a casual lunch on the water and took a chance on this place. SO glad we did! The food was fantastic (the Key Lime Pie was one of the best we've ever had), the seafood chowder was great. One of our entrees came out slightly later than the others (not that much later) and the waiter did not charge us for it - which was lovely but completely unnecessary!

Owners are ex-military. Staff was great -- our waiter Johnny was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly.

So happy to find a new place to stop! (We came by boat and used the dock there)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I can only speak to lunch as we didn't do dinner. Decent atmosphere for a pier restaurant. Much smaller than what I had I imagined. Sign says "Please wait to be seated", after 5 minutes "Oh you folks sit wherever you'd like". Ok. We chose to sit inside since today's midday sun really turned it up outside today. A table near the window for 4. Waitress came over sucking her teeth/poor attitude since the guy that told us to seat ourselves hadn't given us menus. Not sure why it seemed a problem for her as there were only 2 other tables. PLEASE NOTE: they do not have a liquor license yet and only have beer and wine. (Wish we had known that). 3 wines and a beer later, we ordered fried pickles. I will say those were really good. Lunches were chicken fingers and steak fries, Caesar salad with blackened grouper, grilled mahi sandwich and a grouper sandwich. All of us were ok with our meals. Just ok. But the fish was fresh. Didn't knock me off my feet, pickles were best part of the meal. Could I recommend this place based on my lunch experience? Certainly not. Great view, cute place but I won't be going back. Too many other options.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Renfrewshire
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
“Great location, food and people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went here twice on our latest visit to the island, the first for lunch and the second for drinks. The setting is beautiful on the pier at bridge street and you can dine inside our out. During our visits we ate fish cake sandwich, burger and fries, wings and key lime pie. Everything we ate was really good, exceptional chunky fries, great burger and the key lime pie was brilliant. The people who own and run this restaurant are so nice and friendly and the staff are great. Everyone we encountered were lovely. We wish them every success in their new venture and hope to visit for many more years on our travels.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Was out Looking at homes in Anne Marie. stop for a Drink and small snack Didn't have a long wait time for the Beach at lunch food was great and nice wait staff we talked about how the island has changed in the passed 15 years but still as nice as I remember it, Loved the fries because they were home made

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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